What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?

On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.


Inside Congress' futile talks to reach an immigration deal

“We got stuck on the barrier situation, but we still overall agree there’s so much work that needs to be done in addition to a barrier.”


Even Republicans seem sick of Trump’s shutdown and border wall threats

Trump puts the odds Congress meets his demand for border wall funding in the next three weeks at "less than 50-50."


Trump's brain trust is already rejecting Pelosi's bid to end the shutdown: "It's a nonstarter"

It’s a symbol of the deep pessimism in Washington that the Senate is voting on something counts as a bright spot.


A Weed Company Is Giving Government Workers Free Bud During the Shutdown is donating medical marijuana to federal employees in need.


Trump's Shutdown Is Costing Billions and Screwing the Middle Class

"If the refunds don't go out, then you really see a ripple effect..."


"I can't not feed my child:" Unpaid federal workers face painful choices as rent bills loom

On Friday, many workers impacted by the shutdown will miss their second paycheck.


The Senate will vote on competing bills to end the shutdown. Both are likely to fail.

Neither bill is expected to pass the 60-vote threshold.


Trump offers temporary protections for Dreamers for a border wall. Dems aren't having it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the deal a "non-starter."


As federal staffers go without paychecks, Congress goes on vacation

Nobody in Washington is even trying to end the partial government shutdown.